The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has posted a trailer and a clip from the upcoming CGI animated film Happily Never After in Windows Media Format. The downloadable movies are accompanied by comments by producer John H. Williams (both Shrek movies) and by screenwriter Paul Moreland.
BCI Eclipse’s next release of classic TV cartoons on DVD will continue with the release of Cool McCool on March 13, 2007. The show was created by Bob Kane, creator of Batman, and centers on the title character’s espionage exploits against an array of hideous and sinister foes. The release will contain 20 episodes on […]
NAVARRE’S BCI AND HEARST ENTERTAINMENT BRING BACK “COOL” WITH THE SUAVE SECRET AGENT “COOL McCOOL” 3 DVD Set Available March 13th for $19.98 Los Angeles, CA – BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and Hearst Entertainment announce the release of the classic King Features animated series “Cool McCool” from “Batman” creator Bob Kane. Under its […]
FIRST LOOK PICTURES ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR ADULT SWIM’S “AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS” POPULAR ANIMATED COMEDY CREATED BY MATT MAIELLARO & DAVE WILLIS SET FOR WIDE RELEASE MARCH 2007 (Los Angeles, CA) – Adult Swim’s highly anticipated theatrical film AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS is […]
The Cartoon Brew weblog is relaying the information that Prescott Wright passed away on December 28, 2006, at the age of 71. Wright was a co-founder of the Ottowa International Animation Festival and of ASIFA-San Francisco.
Robin Hood is one of the world’s truly enduring fictional characters. The outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor has always had obvious popular appeal, and Robin’s roguish charm and wily intelligence place him alongside classic trickster figures of myth and folklore. The thief and his merry men have been film […]
The Cinematical weblog is reporting on Hollywood studio efforts to lobby for the 2006 Best Animated Film Academy Award. Writer Jennifer DeFilippo notes that the increased number of releases and the continued success of Happy Feet over Casino Royale at the box office has led to studio lobbying comparable to live-action Oscar efforts. (via Heidi […]
The New York Times discusses tap-dancer Savion Glover’s role in the hit CGI-animated film Happy Feet, and the lack of recognition of his part (registration required). Glover is a famed Broadway tap-dancer and Sesame Street alumnus who was motion-captured to provide the dancing for Mumble, the lead penguin of the movie, but is largely unrecognized […]
Marvel.com has posted an interview with composer Guy Michelmore about writing the scores to the Ultimate Avengers and Invincible Iron Man direct-to-video animated movies. The interview also links to 4 free MP3 files of Michelmore’s music, yielding one song each from Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, and Dr. Strange.
According to producer Lee Mendelson, the two top executives at CBS reacted negatively when they watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time in 1965. “It seems a little flat…a little slow,” said one of them. The other said they would still air it since it was finished and paid for, but wouldn’t order […]